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: but that is less and less likely in a world where global competition and rapidly changing technology are washing away and replacing middle class work. faced with these challenges, the president offers two solutions: more training and more investment in technology to help american workers compete. and there's bipartisan support for that approach. >> going forward the question will be can we take people with average skills and give them a new technology that makes them earn a lot of money, or can we make our workers more skilled and thus allow them to earn more money. that's going to be the issue. >> reporter: the other issue is scale. the american middle class is vast and so are the challenges facing it. >> the magnitude of the problem facing the middle class-- this disconnect between economic growth and their prosperity, their opportunities is quite large relative to many of the solutions we're proposing which are on the small side. so we have to ramp up the magnitude of the solutions. >> reporter: which brings us back to where we started. big solutions can be expensive. and that's not popular a
technology program. they're going to continue to do the research and development. when the time comes that they're ready to do a test, they're going to do that unless there is a political or a foreign policy reason for them not to do it. >> i mean there's been the questions about responding to sanctions. i mean even today people are wondering, is it tied to state of the union. is it sort of a direct, you know, push against the u.s.? >> i don't think so. i mean, in 2009 we heard this exact same thing. it was a condemnation of their april 2009 missile launch. the north koreans six weeks later conducted a second nuclear test in which they said it was because of the condemnation that occurred over their missile tests. you know, the response to that is that's nonsense. nobody conducts nuclear tests because they've been chastised over a missile test. more specifically, i would say if you're looking at a concurrence of time, it's not the state of the union. it's the two weeks prior to the inauguration of a new south korean president. >> brown: to another part of the world. we'll get back to
was surprised we have such a high level of technology and i was proud we can match the united states. >> he risks his life to escape to the south, to freedom, he says the bank even among the factors like him, pride in pyongyang's achievement minders. south to rihanna's pop culture is trickling into the north, breaking -- south korea's pop culture is trickling into the north. they may not always have the same affect. bbc news. >> in the past few decades, the medical community has made great strides in diagnosing and treating depression. but what if it is jim's, not humans and need the help? -- if it is chimps, not humans that need the help? it is found that chimpanzees can benefit from anti-depressant. we have this report. >> this is a retirement home for chimps that have been used in scientific research. they are well fed and given lots of space. after 20 years could up in the lab, many cannot adapt to spending -- cannot adapt, spending their new-found freedom in brooding isolation. anyone entering the compound needs protective clothing. chimps here have been infected with hepatitis and hiv
step in its reocket technology. they say they have made a nuclear bomb that may be small of to mount on the rocket. kim jong-un is barely 30 years old. some thought he might bring change to this port country. he seems to have decided nuclear bombs, not economic reform, is what will guarantee the survival of his regime. the korean peninsula was divided by war 60 years ago. south koreans reach beyond the dreams of northerners have grown used to protect and have shut them off. north korea has managed to militarize their nuclear weapons. the implications are far reaching and will change calculations. this proposes a more serious threat. >> it is so decided. >> in new york, led the security council met for security talks. china has condemned the test. did the budget for the north, beijing is under pressure to back tougher action this time around. >> we must deliver a strong response by way of the security council resolution that further mpede the growth of dprk's weapons and nuclear missile programs. >> america still has thousands of troops stationed in south korea. the u.s. and allies ma
, cell phones, technology, etc.. how can a company cope with that kind of instant attention? >> it is not easy. welcome to the new world, and this is a perfect example of that. we have a real-time coverage of the war story of people living through it. there is nothing you can do about it except to play that game, as well. talking real time about what you are doing, how you are fixing the problem. since they have not figured out what the problem is, even now, it would be what we are doing to solve the problem for the customers, what we are going to do for those customers when they get to land. >> what marx would you give them? >> i would not give them very high marks because they missed some basic steps. they fell into a very predictable and typical trap, either clamming up, or to the extent you cannot do that, talking about what was in the past. the key thing now is that those people booked that crews for a reason, and it was not because they hated cruising. what they want is that there is reassurance, that it is ok, to do something that they want to do anyway, and the way t
as a smartphone. c.e.o. tim cook is scheduled to speak at the goldman sachs technology conference tomorrow in san francisco. then he'll join first lady michelle obama for the state of the union address. apple shares up 1% to just under $480. shares of microsoft rose a fraction on reports that its "surface x pro tablet" computers sold out over the weekend. microsoft advanced 1%. shares have climbed more than 4% since the start of the year. shares of tesla hit a speed bump after a negative review of its model "s" sedan. the "s" is the first car the auto-maker designed completely. tesla is expected to announce the release date of its quarterly report this week. tesla shares dropped 2%. but despite that, shares are still trading near their 52-week highs. and starz says it has extended its agreement with sony's film business. the deal gives starz exclusive premium pay-tv rights to sony pictures entertainment movie releases through 2021. starz shares were shining: up over 7%. sony shares pretty much flat. three of the five most actively traded exchange traded products were lower. the s&p 500 vix exchan
's just major technological changes that you could have been the most conscious type writing company in the world but when personal computers came along, your business model might have been obsolete and we might have gone out of business. so it doesn't guarantee it but it does increase your chances for success i think remarkably. >> tom: john, i want to ask you about what happened several years ago, you using an alias on an internet message board credit sizing a rival company that you wound up buying. how does that square with your philosophy as a conscious capitalist? >> it squares with it pretty well because i don't think that's ever been reported accurate lee by the media or i don't think it's ever been really studied. i did post for about eight years on the message board. i occasionally criticized some of our competitors. i occasionally criticized whole foods market and i'm actually proud of what i wrote on the message boards. i have a screen name to be sure but so did everybody. that was the culture of the financial message board. to me it was just a game. i was just having fun
at a goldman sachs technology conference today, cook also said apple is considering einhorn's proposal to issue preferred stock and return more money to shareholders. einhorn and his firm greenlight capital sued apple last week as part of a broader effort to push the tech giant to dole out more of its $137 billion hoard of cash. as for apple stock today, it tumbled 2.5% to about $468. just five months ago, the stock was trading at $700. meanwhile, uncle sam's cash situation is improving a little bit. the u.s. treasury posted its first monthly budget surplus since 2008, and thanks to a jump in tax revenue. it's now $2.9 billion in the black for january. that's a big improvement over the $27 billion deficit a year earlier. but despite that turnaround, lawmakers still need to make major cutbacks in order to keep government debt in check. >> susie: the group of seven industrialized nations issued a statement today saying that any stimulus programs they undertake are aimed solely at spurring domestic demand and are not an effort to weaken their currencies, but this aggressive monetary policy, and wh
a new book where airlines will benefit from new technology. >> susie: certainly it is complicated and complex to integrate two big airlines. so what do you think executives over at delta and united continental were talking about today. are they going to be making any changes now that this merger is official? >> well, this is probably one of the most anticipated mergers ever, which again is the reason why it didn't have any effect on the stock prices today, i would guess. and these people were expecting it. they're planning for it. and they were, believing that the industry will benefit by having these two weaker carriers combine into what will eventually be one strong carrier. >> susie: and what about travelers. you heard suzanne pratt's report about ticket fares. a lot of people are concerned about it. you have been covering the airline industry for years. you've seen all of these mergers. what does this mean for ticket fares? >> ticket prices will solidify. we won't have the giveaways we've had for the five or ten years before. this was a trend that was developing already as air
also want to work with this congress to encourage the research and technology that helps natural gas burn even cleaner and protects our air and our water. in fact much of our new found energy is drawn from lands and waters that we, the public, own together. so tonight i propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an energy security trust that will drive new research and technology to shift our cars and trucks off oil for good. if a nonpartisan coalition of ceos and retired generals and admirals can get behind this idea, then so can we. let's take their advice and free our families and businesses from the painful spikes in gas prices we put up with for far too long. i'm also issuing a new goal for america. let's cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next 20 years. ( applause ) we'll work with the states to do it. those states were the best ideas to create jobs and more energy bills by constructing more efficient buildings. we'll receive federal support to help make that happen. america's energy sector is just one part of an aging infrastructure
, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: the world witnessed something today it had not seen since the 15th century: a sitting pope, benedict xvi, announced he is giving up the papacy. the news reverberated around the globe and stunned many of the world's 1.2 billion catholics. >> it was a big surprise because this doesn't happen all the time. and my first reaction was to pray and to call my friends, texted my friends and asked even my non-catholic and nonbelieving friends to keep us in their thoughts and in their prayers. >> i had never heard anything like this in my life. the pope has to be there until he dies. and he is resigning? >> popes can't resign. this hasn't happened in 600 years. a pope can't resign. this news isn't right. >> suarez: a pope abdicated in 1294 but the last pont
. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. after aurora, after virginia tech, after columbine, the question of gun violence becomes a recurring national conversation. this evening, newshour joins pbs in a week of special coverage on the topic of gun violence: "after newtown." the waves of reaction since december's connecticut school shooting continue to reverberate from coast to coast. >> now! ifill: as gun-control activists push for stricter laws. and gun owners chafe against the prospect of new regulation, crossing for... causing for now an increase in sale in firearms and attendance at gun shows. that dpebt is now spreading well beyond washington as cities and states take steps to distance themselves from gun manufacturers. in new york last week, the cit
and dig holes and live in them. but we live in a technologically fluent culture. whether or not everyone shares in that fluency. and among those who know, we have ways, on paper, to deflect asteroids. if we find them early enough before they come in. none of those plans are funded by any agency anywhere in the world. so that's a whole other cultural political challenge that would need to be overcome. for the moment, all we're doing is the meager funds that hasa-- nasa has to do so combined with some other funds around the world is to find the asteroids and track them. now this one that hit russia, yeah it tore up the town a bit but it's not disrupting civilization. if you get asteroids about a kill meet never size, those are large-- kilometre in size those are large enough to disrupt transportation, communication, the food chains and that can be really bad day on earth. and so we set up a criterion to find all kilometer class asteroids whose orbit crossed earth and we did a really good job at it. we said okay, let's go a little smaller. how about, how about 100 meter asteroids. let's map
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